Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihar Vajpayee is the former Prime Minister of India and was elected to the position twice in 1996 and 1999. A member of the Bhartiya Janta Party, Vajpayee is also known for his great oratory skills. Apart from being a politician, he has is also an acclaimed writer who has written various poems. Vajpayee had joined the Quit India Movement in 1942 as a student leader. He was awarded India's highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 2015 on his birthday. His birthday, 25 December, was also declared as the Good Governance Day by Narendra Modi government. Vajpayee was also a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and worked as a journalist for a short period before he joined BJP. He was the first non-congress political leader who became the Prime Minister of India. He went to jail during the JP Narayan movement when emergency was declared by Indira Gandhi government.
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July 18, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Nepal’s proposal

Vajpayee had promised the leaders in Kathmandu that India would consider the proposal with an open mind

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July 17, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Vajpayee in Nepal

A joint statement said Vajpayee had reiterated the priority given by the new government to having beneficial bilateral relations with all of India’s neighbours “and more particularly with Nepal with whom there are ties in tradition, culture, religion, history trade and commerce.”

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, not Congress, set the ball rolling on GST: Arun Jaitley

The Vajpayee government constituted a task force which in 2003 submitted a report saying central and state levies should be merged or unified into a Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said at a public rally on the new tax regime.

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From threats of ‘blood on the streets’ to national consensus

In March 2011, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee introduced the Constitution (115th Amendment) Bill to pave the way for the introduction of GST. The Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Finance, then steered by Yashwant Sinha.

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Ex-Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal authors book on Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The book is titled -‘Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’ and it will be officially unveiled soon.

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On Pokhran nuke test anniversary, PM Modi hails Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s courage

Since 1999, May 11 is commemorated as the National Technology Day to mark India’s scientific prowess and technological advancements.

The IT story: reasons to celebrate, lessons to remember

The just-presented Budget had referred to stock options for IT firms linked to the issue of capital abroad.

Train to Vajpayee’s village flagged off 16 years after he laid foundation

The train was flagged off by Union Minister of State for railways Manoj Sinha and union MoS for human resources Ram Shankar Katheria this afternoon. 

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Rear View: When India did not shine

The BJP — and the Congress — were caught off-guard by Vajpayee’s defeat in 2004.

Rear View: To the brink and back

Vajpayee tirelessly sought to improve relations with Pakistan, despite setbacks.

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How Atal Bihari Vajpayee won Naga hearts

Vajpayee not only recognised the “unique history” of the Nagas, but also admitted that mistakes had been committed, and lamented the unnecessary spilling of blood in the state.

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Express Economic History Series: Spring of 1999 — recalling the success story of Indian telecom

The recommendation came when many telecom players were bleeding from having paid steep licence fees in the four metros and a few other circles.

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Spymaster’s tale — four key takeaways, and their backstories

Several events from India’s recent history have been recalled in reports on the contents of former RAW chief A S Dulat’s forthcoming book, Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years. The backstories to four of the more significant assertions that Dulat makes.

Rear View: And she didn’t have 272

Sonia was unable to attract allies, cobble together the numbers to form government. Vajpayee’s stint as caretaker prime minister sealed the outcome of the next election.

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Dhaka diary

Mishti Doi (sweet curd), sandesh and other sweets were served at the lunch hosted by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid for Modi.